Should You Ditch Your Mavic Pro For The Mavic 2 Pro?

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The highly anticipated DJI Mavic 2 series is already available and it comes in two editions: ‘Pro’ and ‘Zoom’. With that, fans (especially the ones with a Mavic Pro) can’t help but ask themselves: Should I buy the Mavic 2?

For this article, we’ll be focusing on the Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic Pro. The information is based on an article by DJI.

The Price Tags

When it comes to buying a product, most people will question the price. Sure, it’s cool to have the latest version of a gadget because aside from its new specs and features, you also get to show it off to people. However, are you really getting your money’s worth?

Regarding its price tags, the Mavic 2 Pro costs $1,499. Meanwhile, the Mavic Pro costs $500 less which sits at $999.

Flight Performance

When it comes to flight, the Mavic 2 Pro has 31 minutes of flight time and has a max speed of 72kmph. Meanwhile, the Mavic Pro has 27 minutes of flight time and a max speed of 65kmph.

Camera Performance

The Mavic 2 Pro comes with the 20MP camera. Compare it to the Mavic Pro, it only sports a 12MP camera. With this, it can produce a higher quality image with more colors – as it has a color profile of over 1 billion colors which is quite impressive compared to the other which only has 16 million colors.

Furthermore, the Mavic Pro 2 performs better in dim environments has an ISO range of 3200-12800. Compare that to the Mavic Pro, it only has an ISO range of 100-3200.

In terms of video capture, aside from the beautiful colors, the Mavic Pro 2 is capable of recording 4k 10-bit HDR photos. In addition to this, it also comes with H.265 codec/HEVC (High-Efficiency Video Coding) support, which makes the pictures and videos even more detailed and clearer.


Another great feature that the Mavic 2 Pro has is the Hyperlapse feature. This enables the drone to shoots videos in various flight modes and processes them automatically into moving time-lapse videos.

Better Tracking System and Obstacle Avoidance

The Mavic 2 Pro comes with Active Track 2.0 which is currently the best tracking system that DJI has to offer. In addition to this, it also comes with APAS (Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems) which is helps the drone avoid obstacles in its flight path when flying forward or backward.

Better Transmission System

With the Mavic Pro, it has a maximum transmission distance of 7km. However, with the Mavic 2 Pro, it has 8km. While the former only support 2.4 GHz, the latter also supports 2.4-5.8 GHz auto-switching for better performance in environments with busy signal interference.

Based on the information written on the article, it’s safe to say that although the Mavic 2 Pro costs $500 more compared to its predecessor, the specs and features it brings is totally worth it. But of course, depending on one’s budget, the final decision will still be in the buyer’s hands.

And in case you’re still having doubts, a good decision would be to wait it out for other people to buy it and test it themselves. If they deem it a good product and you’re still interested in upgrading, then why not buy it?

So, will you be willing to buy the DJI’s latest drone or will you wait it out first? Tell us in the comment section below.

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